The Happiness Research Institute also believes in the noble idea that the true measure of any society can be found in how we treat our most vulnerable members. Research also suggests that people who experience intense amounts of positive emotion may be less creative during that time, and that too much positive emotion makes people inflexible when faced with new challenges. So it’s not striving for happiness that matters. The aim of this work is not to belittle the importance of economic equality, but to shed light on an

That is why we are committed to explore and address well-being gaps and inequality. Rooted in decades of happiness research, WALYs can be used to empirically assess the determinants of good lives by providing a common currency of impact across economic, social, and environmental domains. The Happiness Research Institute and Leaps by Bayer have developed a new impact metric to help provide answers to these questions. COVID-19 Update New Research Shows That Mindfulness Is the Secret to Happiness New research is shedding light on the pursuit of happiness—and most of us have been looking in all the wrong places. It turns out, happiness is not found in external things at all, but is a power we hold within ourselves. March 20, 2019 The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness that ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. The Happiness Research Institute is an independent think tank exploring why some societies are happier than others. The mission is to inform decision-makers of the causes and effects of human happiness, make subjective well-being part of the public policy debate, and improve overall quality of life for citizens across the world.